Backhand Barrel Training

Watch Kelly Slater and John John Florence man handle the worlds craziest barrels (Tahiti 2014)… a backhand tube riding clinic, pause the vid and note the position the surfers body needs to be in to ride the tube. One of the trickiest feats in surfing. You need to be very flexible and strong just to get into a good position, let alone make fine adjustments while sliding at 30km/hr!

Using the techniques in the vid below, you can practice getting familiar with this position on dry land and build the strength and mobility to remain agile and stylish.

Keep practicing until it feels easy and watch your pig dog barrel time dramatically increase.

View vid:


(exercises too advanced? – start here)


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